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@  you-are : (19 September 2014 - 09:17 PM) turbo
@  marchanna : (19 September 2014 - 07:07 PM) fair enough
@  FlossyTheSmart : (19 September 2014 - 07:02 PM) It's certainly not concerning enough to put any man-hours into it.
@  marchanna : (19 September 2014 - 07:01 PM) True, but if the moderator didn't approve it then it would be deleted and the space would be reclaimed. The issue of bandwidth however still remains, and I don't know if that is an issue or not.
@  FlossyTheSmart : (19 September 2014 - 06:56 PM) If you needed moderator approval, the image would still have to be uploaded and the space would still be taken up ;)  But we're not really that close to the limit anyway.  The inability to mass upload a huge number of pictures all at once though is naturally slowing the rate at which we fill up though.
@  marchanna : (19 September 2014 - 06:53 PM) Maybe for the time being having a moderator approval for all uploaded images to ensure space isn't exceeded.
@  FlossyTheSmart : (19 September 2014 - 06:53 PM) but of course, any time you upload an image to the site, you should be able to re-add it to later posts, using the "my media" button in the editor.
@  FlossyTheSmart : (19 September 2014 - 06:52 PM) nice***
@  FlossyTheSmart : (19 September 2014 - 06:52 PM) A gallery is an option, but would require more server space for sure. We don't have a huge amount of storage right now, and not having a photo gallery is probably keeping us from filling up instantly. I agree it would be ice.
@  marchanna : (19 September 2014 - 06:49 PM) I'm not terribly concerned with posting pics in the shout box. It would be nice alternatively to have a photo album that pics can be uploaded to, so that when we link images to posts there are permanent on the site and don't get lost when the source is shut down or hat not
@  FlossyTheSmart : (19 September 2014 - 06:21 PM) well yeah, but that's not necessarily intuitive.
@  Francesco : (19 September 2014 - 06:20 PM) even the regular interface allows BBCode including the[img] tag
@  FlossyTheSmart : (19 September 2014 - 05:58 PM) and clicking the icon next to chat with members opens a new window, which, as Francesco pointed out, is a pop-up. Not sure what else could happen.
@  FlossyTheSmart : (19 September 2014 - 05:57 PM) Yeah, the shoutbox isn't supposed to be anything permanent, so you can't upload images through it. If you go into the full shoutbox interface (Via the icon next to chat with members or the tab at the top), you should be able to throw in an image that you've already uploaded to the site. Ultimately, shoutbox shouldn't reaalllyy be used for sharing pictures.
@  marchanna : (19 September 2014 - 05:07 PM) I'll give a try on Firefox later
@  Francesco : (19 September 2014 - 05:05 PM) i don't have Safari for Windows, but it works as a popup on Cr, Fx and IE
@  marchanna : (19 September 2014 - 05:05 PM) I thought maybe the image was too big
@  marchanna : (19 September 2014 - 05:04 PM) I suppose, but it's not very useful or convenient
@  Francesco : (19 September 2014 - 05:04 PM) you have to use BBCode in Shoutbox, so you'd have to save the image somewhere online and link to it.
@  Francesco : (19 September 2014 - 05:03 PM) but that *is* a popup

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Head gasket replacement - any sealant ?


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#1 shadejo

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 11:08 AM

Repairing a Smart engine that had cylinder head issues, and I am about to put the head back on.I have the new head gasket, but am wondering if any sealant is required on it? Normally I would have expected not (most engines I have done previously are very specific not to use any sealant) but the old gasket and block surfaces had small traces of a thin clear sealant (looked like very thin RTV or similar) that were present. I cleaned this all off the block and head, but wondered if there is a sealant recommended, as the gasket itself does not appear to have the copper or tin "sealing rings" around the cylinders.Any one with access to the WIS or experience on this able to advise ?Many thanks !John

#2 bilgladstone

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 02:17 PM

Hi John,I've asked a smart specialist in UK and I'll forward his reply.Bil :sun:
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Posted 27 August 2010 - 05:19 PM

chances are the silcone your seeing is from the gasket itself. most head gaskets now have a silcone in the gasket itself to seal up around cooling jackets.

#4 shadejo

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 05:59 PM

Hi John, I've asked a smart specialist in UK and I'll forward his reply. Bil :sun:

Thanks Bil ! Fordnut71's reply makes sense, given the very thin nature of what I took off the block but I'll feel better with confirmation from a specialist. Cheers John

#5 bilgladstone

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 02:55 AM

OK... heard back from Mike at Smart Car Specialist Ltd www.smartcarspecialist.co.uk who do LOTS of smart engine rebuilds and this is what they use.

We would recommend something like well seal http://shop.ebay.co....4=265031_265051

Throw away gloves after use, do not get it on your skin as it does not come off, apply light film both side of the gasket and smear until it covers the surfaces completely, it does NOT dry, do not get it on anything you want to keep!

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Well Seal:
Developed by Rolls Royce Ltd and manufactured under license, this compound is the complete answer to sealing problems on machined faces.


    [*]withstands temperatures up to 195C (383F)
    [*]Non-flammable
    [*]Easy Partability
    [*]Non-hardening
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#6 shadejo

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 02:51 PM

OK... heard back from Mike at Smart Car Specialist Ltd www.smartcarspecialist.co.uk who do LOTS of smart engine rebuilds and this is what they use. HTH, Bil :senile:

Many thanks Bil ! John

Edited by shadejo, 02 September 2010 - 02:51 PM.





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